I did it! Yes, my dear readers, that’s right! I passed my exams and I graduated! I still can’t believe I’m completely done with everything! I wasn’t able to write about it on my blog before, since I had singing performances these past days too. ^^ But here’s the full story!
On June the 16th I woke up calmer than I had expected. I was afraid I would be nervous all day long, but that actually wasn’t the case. I didn’t really do anything special during the day, until the dreaded moment came: 3 pm. If they called you between 3 pm and 4 pm, you failed. After that, you passed but they would still call you. To keep me occupied, my mom and I played a game, which was very fun actually. 3 pm passed, 3.30 pm passed and eventually, 4 pm went by too. Theoretically I passed, but the nerves actually came up then. What if they forgot to call me? It was really nerve-racking, until the phone finally rang. All my teacher had to say was ‘Congratulations!’ and I started to scream and jump in happiness! Oh my God, I passed! I graduated!
When I hung up the phone, I hugged my parents and brother over and over. I even cried, I was so relieved and happy!
Here, it’s a custom to hang out the national flag, with your schoolbag attached to the pole, so I immediately got my bag and my father hung out the flag! I had been looking forward to that moment for so long! Then I texted and called everyone I promised to tell the results.
That night, I had to pick up my gradelist and decide if I wanted to re-do a test. I was so happy with my grades I decided not to, so I could hand in my books and celebrate the fact that there was no reason for me to return to the schoolbuilding, except for picking up my diploma on June the 30th.
When I came home, there were more surprises! The house was decorated with flags and balloons in all different kinds of colours, saying ‘Graduated!’ My parents also said: ‘Since we don’t really like throwing parties and you don’t like it either, we decided to give you a different way to celebrate it!’ Then they gave me a piece of paper, saying I could take all my friends to my favourite Japanese restaurant! So I’m having a delicious night this Saturday! ^^
I want to congratulate everyone that either graduated or made it to the next year!
Go us~! We did it!